Madeline (TV series)

Madeline is a television series produced by DIC Entertainment, L.P., part of the Madeline media franchise about the character Madeline Fogg. It began as a series of six television specials from 1988 to 1991, and then was continued as Madeline and The New Adventures of Madeline from 1993 to 2001.[2]

Madeline
Madeline Logo.png
GenreChildren's television series
Based onMadeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Directed byStan Phillips
Starring
Narrated byChristopher Plummer
Opening theme
Composers
Country of origin
  • United States (Original pilot and TV series)
  • Canada (Original pilot and remaining TV specials)
  • United Kingdom (Original pilot and remaining TV specials)
  • France (Original pilot and remaining TV specials)
Original languagesEnglish
French
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes59 (and 6 specials)
Production
Executive producers
  • Andy Heyward
  • Michael Maliani
  • Robby London
  • Saul Cooper
  • Pancho Kohner
Producers
  • Neil Steinberg
  • Mark Bacino
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesDIC Entertainment, L.P.[1]
Cinar (Specials 2–6)
France Animation (Specials 2–6)
DistributorUnited States
DIC Entertainment
International
ABC Distribution Company (Seasons 1–2)
Buena Vista International Television (Season 3)
Release
Original networkUnited States
HBO (Pilot)
The Family Channel (Remaining 5 specials and season 1)
ABC (season 2)
Disney Channel (Playhouse Disney) (season 3)
Toon Disney
Qubo
Canada
Global Television Network (specials 2–6)
Ici Radio-Canada Télé
Canal Famille
TFO
Family Channel
Treehouse TV
France
Canal+ (Pilot)
FR3 (specials 2–6)
TF1
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1993 (1993-09-12) –
February 28, 2001 (2001-02-28)

BackgroundEdit

In 1960, the Madeline stories were adapted to a one-hour color episode for the NBC series The Shirley Temple Show. Madeline was played by Gina Gillespie, child actor Michel Petit played Pepito, and Imogene Coca portrayed Miss Clavel. It was Madeline's first appearance on television. The episode has been released to DVD.[citation needed]

CharactersEdit

Character ReviewEdit

Madeline: The central protagonist of the show. She is a kind little redheaded girl who is also the bravest of her group despite being short. She lives in an orphanage with eleven other girls and their instructor, Miss Clavel.

Eleven Little Girls: Eleven classmates that accompany Madeline in her adventures and live in the same orphanage than her. Their names are Anne, Chloe, Danielle, Ellie, Janine, Lulu, Monique, Nicole, Nona, Sylvie and Yvette.

Miss Clavel: A nun that owns the orphanage in which the girls live and is also their teacher. She has catholic tendencies, as she and her classmates say grace before every meal.

Genevieve: Once a stray dog, now the orphanage's pet. Madeline has more affection toward her, because she rescued her from drowning at River Seine.

Lord Cucuface: The administrator of a chain of orphanages and boarding schools. He maintains a close friendship with Miss Clavel.

Pepito: The son of the Spanish ambassador who lives next to the orphanage. Despite being aggressive to Madeline at first, they soon become friends and he secretly develops a crush on her.

Ambassador of Spain and his Wife: Pepito's parents.

Simon (voiced by Mark Hellman): The gardener in Madeline in London. He is very upset when he sees that Piccadilly ate all the plants he grew in the garden.

Dr. Cohn: A revered medic who often attends the little girls or Miss Clavel.

Mrs. Murphy: The housekeeper of the orphanage. She babysits the girls in case Miss Clavel needs to do business.

Lakshmi: A girl who traveled from India to stay in the orphanage for a month. The other girls believe she is an alien.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Marsha Moreau as Madeline (Specials), Lulu (Current)
  • Tracey-Lee Smyth as Madeline (Season 1), Danielle (Season 2), Yvette (Current)
  • Andrea Libman as Madeline (Seasons 2–3), (Current)
  • Louise Vallance as Miss Clavel (Current) and Genevieve (Seasons 2–3)
  • Kelly Sheridan as Danielle (Season 1-Current)
  • Chantal Strand as Danielle (Season 3), Ellie (Current)
  • Sonja Ball as Nicole (Specials), Nona (Current)
  • Liz MacRae as Danielle (Specials), Anne (Current)
  • Anik Matern as Chloe (Specials), Monique (Current)
  • A.J. Bond as Pepito (Season 1)
  • David Morse as Pepito (Season 2)
  • Kyle Labine as Pepito (Season 3)
  • Michael Heyward as Pepito (Season 3), (Current)
  • Vanessa King as Chloe (Seasons 1–2), (Current)
  • Veronika Sztopa as Nicole (Season 2), Chloe (Season 3), Sylvie (Current)
  • Kristin Fairlie as Nicole (Season 1), Janine
  • Britney Irvin as Nicole (Season 3), (Current)
  • Ashleigh Ball as Danielle (Madeline in Tahiti) and Nona (Madeline in Tahiti)
  • French Tickner as Lord Cucuface
  • Christopher Plummer as the Narrator (Seasons 1–2)
  • Christopher Gaze as the Narrator (Season 3)

Additional voicesEdit

Television specials (1988–1991)Edit

In 1988, DIC Enterprises and Cinar (now part of WildBrain) adapted the first book into an animated television special for HBO.[5] The screenplay was written by Judy Rothman, who was writer, lyricist and story editor for nearly all subsequent Madeline animated projects.[6] The special was narrated by Christopher Plummer,[7] and featured original music and songs by veteran Sesame Street songwriter and composer Joe Raposo[8][9] with lyrics by Judy Rothman. The special was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (One Hour or Less).[10] In 1990, the special was released onto VHS by Hi-Tops Video.

Between 1990 and 1991, CINAR and France Animation produced animated adaptations of the other five original books for The Family Channel,[5] with Christopher Plummer returning as the narrator[7] and Marsha Moreau returning to voice Madeline. Each special featured new songs, with lyrics by Rothman and music by Jeffrey Zahn, who replaced Raposo after his death in 1989. "I'm Madeline", Madeline's theme song from the original special, was reprised. The specials were released on video by Golden Book Video.

Ep Episode title Original release Production Code
1 Madeline April 9, 1988 101
2 Madeline's Christmas December 25, 1990 102
3 Madeline and the Bad Hat March 3, 1991 103
4 Madeline and the Gypsies October 14, 1991 104
5 Madeline's Rescue October 23, 1991 105
6 Madeline in London November 28, 1991 106

Television series (1993–2001)Edit

In 1993, DIC produced a Madeline television series, which also aired on The Family Channel. Twenty episodes were produced for the first series.[5] Christopher Plummer reprised his role as narrator again[7] and "I'm Madeline" was the series' theme song, but most of the voice actors were replaced. The series was rerun on Disney Channel, Playhouse Disney and Toon Disney in the U.S. It features new songs with music by Andy Street (who replaced Jeffrey Zahn) and lyrics by Rothman, but compared to the previous TV specials, the first series onwards would only feature one song per episode in addition to the aforementioned theme songs.

In 1995, an additional 13 episodes were produced by DIC for ABC under the title The New Adventures of Madeline.[5] A new theme song, called "Hats Off to Madeline", was used as the new opening theme, with the music by Andy Street with lyrics by Judy Rothman.[11] although some early airings of those episodes however featured "I'm Madeline" but sung by the new voice cast. The new voice cast included Andrea Libman as the title character, S. Louise Vallance as both Miss Clavel and Genevieve, and David Morse from Maple Ridge, Canada as Pepito.

Between 2000 and 2001, DIC produced 26 episodes for Disney Channel.[12] "Hats off to Madeline" was re-sung by the cast and was used as the intro theme again (the Lions Gate VHS's and DVDs from 2001, alongside both Sing-a-Longs, had a different song titled "Our Madeline"). Christopher Gaze took over from Christopher Plummer as narrator. The show won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program.

Madeline was shown on KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS between Fall 2006 and 2007.[5]

Broadcast and home video rights to all of the DIC/CINAR Madeline episodes/specials/telefilm/direct-to-video film are owned by WildBrain, as of September 23, 2019.

The series aired on Qubo from October 6, 2018, to February 22, 2021.[13]

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1993–1994)Edit

Ep Episode title Original release
1 Madeline and the Forty Thieves September 12, 1993
2 Madeline and the Dog Show September 19, 1993[14][15]
3 Madeline and the Easter Bonnet September 26, 1993
4 Madeline and the New House October 3, 1993
5 Madeline and the Soccer Star October 10, 1993
6 Madeline and the Toy Factory October 17, 1993
7 Madeline at Cooking School October 24, 1993
8 Madeline at the Ballet October 31, 1993
9 Madeline and the Singing Dog November 7, 1993
10 Madeline's Winter Vacation November 14, 1993
11 Madeline in Hollywood November 21, 1993
12 Madeline and the Pirates November 28, 1993
13 Madeline's Birthday at the Zoo December 5, 1993
14 Madeline at the Louvre December 12, 1993
15 Madeline and the Missing Clown December 19, 1993
16 Madeline and the Costume Party December 26, 1993
17 Madeline and the Old Violin January 2, 1994
18 Madeline and the Mean, Nasty, Horrible Hats January 9, 1994
19 Madeline and the Talking Parrot January 16, 1994
20 Madeline in New York January 23, 1994

Season 2 (1995)Edit

Ep Episode title Original release
1 Madeline and the Lost Crown September 9, 1995
2 Madeline on the Orient Express September 16, 1995
3 Madeline and the Dinosaur Bone September 23, 1995
4 Madeline and the Magic Carpet September 30, 1995
5 Madeline and the Treasure Hunt October 7, 1995
6 Madeline and the Mummy October 14, 1995
7 Madeline's Detective School October 21, 1995
8 Madeline and the Hunchback of Notre Dame October 28, 1995
9 Madeline and the Big Cheese November 4, 1995
10 Madeline and the Science Project November 11, 1995
11 Madeline and the Haunted Castle November 18, 1995
12 Madeline and the Wild West November 25, 1995
13 Madeline's Holiday with Mr. Grump December 2, 1995

Season 3 (2000–2001)Edit

Ep Episode title Original air date
1 Madeline's Halloween September 8, 2000
2 Madeline and the Spider Lady September 15, 2000
3 Madeline and the Can Can Cliques September 22, 2000
4 Madeline at Cannes September 29, 2000
5 Madeline and the Show Off October 6, 2000
6 Madeline and the Wedding October 13, 2000
7 Madeline on Safari October 20, 2000
8 Madeline at the North Pole October 27, 2000
9 Madeline and Santa November 3, 2000
10 Madeline and the New Girl November 10, 2000
11 Madeline at Versailles November 17, 2000
12 Madeline at the Hotel Riche November 24, 2000
13 Madeline on Stage December 1, 2000
14 Madeline and the Marionettes December 8, 2000
15 Madeline and the Ice Skates December 15, 2000
16 Madeline and the Giants December 23, 2000
17 Madeline and the Fashion Show December 30, 2000
18 Madeline's Manners January 3, 2001
19 Madeline and the Magic Show January 10, 2001
20 Madeline's Valentine January 17, 2001
21 Madeline and the Perfume Factory January 24, 2001
22 Madeline at the Eiffel Tower January 31, 2001
23 Madeline and the Tea Party February 7, 2001
24 Madeline and the White Lie February 14, 2001
25 Madeline and the Dog Who Cried Wolf February 21, 2001
26 Madeline at the Flea Market February 28, 2001

Films (1999–2005)Edit

Madeline: Lost in Paris (1999)Edit

On August 3, 1999, Buena Vista Home Video through Walt Disney Home Video released the feature-length movie Madeline: Lost in Paris, featuring Madeline being drawn into a scam by her supposed "Uncle" Horst and finding the true meaning to the word "family". As with Season 2 and eventually Season 3 of the series, Andrea Libman reprised her role as Madeline.[16][17]

The movie was later released on DVD on April 3, 2010, by Shout! Factory.

My Fair Madeline (2002)Edit

On November 11, 2002, as part of the DIC Movie Toons series of Television films, DIC produced My Fair Madeline, where Madeline is falsely accused of misbehavior on a trip to the Louvre and is sent to a London Finishing School, while attempting to foil the plot of two thieves. The voice cast was almost entirely replaced for the movie, with Chantal Strand voicing Madeline and most notably featuring Whoopi Goldberg as Miss Clavel. Coincidentally, Goldberg played Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act. Deloris is a nun while Miss Clavel is coincidentally a nun as well.

The movie was originally aired on November 17, 2002, on Nickelodeon and was later released onto VHS and DVD by MGM Home Entertainment followed on with international airings on Disney Channel, Toon Disney and Playhouse Disney.

Madeline in Tahiti (2005)Edit

In 2005, DIC produced another film, titled Madeline in Tahiti, which is the final Madeline production to have been created. The movie features Madeline and her friends going on a vacation to Tahiti to stop Miss Clavel from retiring, with Pepito sneaking along, as well as stopping a villainous plot to erupt the Tahiti-nui volcano. Chantal Strand reprised her role as Madeline while other characters were recast or reprised their roles from My Fair Madeline.

The movie was originally going to be released on DVD in the United States by Walt Disney Home Entertainment[18] in 2006, but this release never saw the light of day. It was, however, released on DVD in some regions in 2007 through other distributors, and was eventually released in the United States on iTunes and Amazon Video in 2015 and YouTube in 2020.

Sing-a-LongsEdit

In 2001, DIC produced two Direct-to-Video releases which featured songs and clips from Season 3 of the series akin to Disney's Sing-Along Songs series, which were titled Sing-a-Long with Madeline and her Friends and Sing-a-Long Around the World with Madeline.

They were originally released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Trimark Home Video on September 25, 2001, and March 25, 2002, respectively,[19] and later reissued together by Mill Creek Entertainment as Madeline's Merry Musical Melodies on September 10, 2013, as well as being available for digital download.

Home media releasesEdit

The 1993 series was originally released by Golden Book Video on all single VHS volumes, and Sony Wonder on both VHS and DVD. The DVD versions contained 2 episodes each, sometimes with the original specials.

The 2000 series was released by Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Trimark Home Video in 2001 and 2002 on all VHS and DVD sets.

In 2008, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released 2 DVDs titled "Next Stop, America" and "Meet Me in Paris", each containing 3 episodes.

In 2010, Shout! Factory released 5 single-disc collections of the series.

On September 10, 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment released 3 single disc collections featuring content from the animated series as well as the original TV specials. The New Adventures of Madeline- Adventures in Paris contains 6 episodes from the 2000 series,[20] while Madeline's Merry Musical Melodies features various musical interludes from the animated series.[21] Bonjour Madeline contains all 6 original TV specials.[22]

On May 13, 2014, Mill Creek re-released the three single disc collections together in one three-pack set.[23]

On August 4, 2015, Mill Creek Entertainment released Madeline: The Complete Collection on DVD in Region 1 for the first time.[24] This six-disc collection features all six original specials produced by DIC Entertainment and CINAR between 1988 and 1991, as well as all 59 episodes from the Madeline TV series (1993, 1995, 2000–2001).

DVD/VHS name Episodes Distributor Release date
Madeline Manners Madeline's Manners
Madeline and the Show Off
Madeline's Sing-a-Long (DVD only)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
September 25, 2001
Madeline's Halloween Spooktacular (VHS only) Madeline's Halloween
Madeline and the Spider Lady
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
September 25, 2001
Madeline's Sing-a-Long (VHS only) Madeline's Sing-a-Long Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
September 25, 2001
Madeline at the North Pole Madeline at the North Pole
Madeline and Santa
Madeline and the Ice Skates (DVD only)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
October 16, 2001
Madeline's Best Manners Madeline's Manners
Madeline and the Show Off
Madeline and the Ice Skates
Madeline and the Tea Party
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
March 26, 2002
Madeline at the Eiffel Tower Madeline at the Eiffel Tower
Madeline at Versailles
Madeline and the White Lie (DVD only)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
March 26, 2002
Sing-a-Long Around the World with Madeline Sing-a-Long Around the World with Madeline
Madeline's Sing-a-Long (DVD only)
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
March 26, 2002
Madeline – Volume 1 Madeline and the Ballet
Madeline in New York
Sony Wonder/Classic Media May 28, 2002
Madeline – Volume 2 Madeline and the 40 Thieves
Madeline and the New House
Sony Wonder/Classic Media May 28, 2002
Madeline's Winter Vacation Madeline's Winter Vacation
Madeline in London
Sony Wonder/Classic Media September 24, 2002
Madeline's Christmas Madeline's Christmas
Madeline and the Toy Factory
Sony Wonder/Classic Media September 24, 2002
Madeline's Easter Madeline and the Easter Bonnet
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Sony Wonder/Classic Media February 11, 2003
Madeline the Star Madeline in Hollywood
Madeline and the Soccer Star
Sony Wonder/Classic Media February 11, 2003
Madeline's Dog Stories Madeline and the Dog Show
Madeline's Rescue
Sony Wonder/Classic Media June 3, 2003
Madeline's Adventures Madeline and the Pirates
Madeline and the Gypsies
Sony Wonder/Classic Media June 3, 2003
Madeline – Meet Me in Paris Madeline at the Eiffel Tower
Madeline at the Louvre
Madeline at Cannes
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment February 11, 2008
Madeline – Next Stop, America Madeline in New York
Madeline in Hollywood
Madeline in the Wild West
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment February 11, 2008
Madeline's Great Adventures Madeline and the Magic Carpet
Madeline on Safari
Madeline and the Lost Crown
Madeline and the Gypsies
Madeline and the Pirates
Madeline and the Forty Thieves
Shout! Factory June 29, 2010
Madeline's Halloween and other Spooky Tales Madeline's Halloween
Madeline and the Mean, Nasty, Horrible Hats
Madeline and the Mummy
Madeline And The Haunted Castle
Madeline And The Spider Lady
Shout! Factory August 17, 2010
Madeline's Christmas and other Wintery Tales Madeline's Winter Vacation
Madeline and Santa
Madeline at the North Pole
Madeline's Holiday with Mr. Grump
Madeline and the Ice Skates
Shout! Factory October 19, 2010
Madeline on the Town Madeline and the Wedding
Madeline on Stage
Madeline and the Fashion Show
Madeline at the Ballet
Madeline at the Costume Party
Madeline’s Birthday at the Zoo
Shout! Factory March 8, 2011
Madeline and her Friends Madeline and the Soccer Star
Madeline and the Singing Dog
Madeline and the Missing Clown
Madeline and the Talking Parrot
Madeline and the Big Cheese
Madeline’s Rescue
Shout! Factory June 7, 2011
Bonjour Madeline – The Original Specials Madeline
Madeline's Christmas
Madeline's Rescue
Madeline and the Bad Hat
Madeline and the Gypsies
Madeline in London
Mill Creek Entertainment September 10, 2013
The New Adventures of Madeline – Adventures in Paris Madeline and the Marionettes
Madeline and the Ice Skates
Madeline and the Can Can Cliques
Madeline and the Fashion Show
Madeline at the Eiffel Tower
Madeline and the Perfume Factory
Mill Creek Entertainment September 10, 2013
Madeline's Merry Musical Melodies Sing-a-Long Around the World with Madeline
Madeline's Sing-a-Long
Mill Creek Entertainment September 10, 2013
Madeline – The Complete Collection All 59 episodes and 6 specials Mill Creek Entertainment August 4, 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Known as DIC Enterprises in the first pilot, DIC Animation City in some earlier Season 1 episodes and DIC Productions, L.P. during season 2
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